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2 Grammar Gumshoe: Grammar Gumshoe: Twenty Questions Subject: CRCT 7 th Grade Language Arts

3 Twenty Questions

4 1.Which is a compound sentence? A. Anthony, his sister Alexia, and two of her friends went to the football game together. B. The game was very close, and, unfortunately, our team was behind at halftime. C. At the end of the fourth quarter, Patrick ran the ball down the field for a touchdown. D. The celebration after the game lasted late into the night. B) The game was very close, and, unfortunately, our team was behind at halftime.

5 It rained yesterday. The plants in the garden look better this morning. 2. What is the BEST way to combine the sentences? It rained yesterday. The plants in the garden look better this morning. A. It rained yesterday, but the plants in the garden look better this morning. B. So it rained yesterday, the plants in the garden look better this morning. C. Because it rained yesterday, the plants in the garden look better this morning. D. Although it rained yesterday, the plants in the garden look better this morning. C) Because it rained yesterday, the plants in the garden look better this morning.

6 My friend's are all going to get tickets for The Wizard of Oz. 3. My friend's are all going to get tickets for The Wizard of Oz. Which answer shows the correct revision of the sentence? A. My friend's are all going to get ticket's for The Wizard of Oz. B. My friend's are all going to get ticket's for The Wizard Of Oz. C. My friends are all going to get tickets for The Wizard Of Oz. D. My friends are all going to get tickets for The Wizard of Oz. D) My friends are all going to get tickets for The Wizard of Oz. re.

7 4.How does Tyra expect me to get my chores completed if she keeps talking to me. 4.How does Tyra expect me to get my chores completed if she keeps talking to me. What should be done to correct the sentence? A. Put a semicolon after the word me. B. Put a question mark at the end of the sentence. C. Put a comma between the words completed and if. D. Put an exclamation mark at the end of the sentence. e your first question here. B) Put a question mark at the end of the sentence.

8 In autumn the forest opens its closet, trees can put on their colorful clothes. 5.What is the BEST way to correct the sentence? In autumn the forest opens its closet, trees can put on their colorful clothes. A. In autumn the forest opens its closet, so trees can put on their colorful clothes. B. In autumn the forest opens its closet, but trees can put on their colorful clothes. C. In autumn the forest opens its closet, because trees can put on their colorful clothes. D. In autumn the forest opens its closet, although trees can put on their colorful clothes. pe your first question here. A) In autumn the forest opens its closet, so trees can put on their colorful clothes.

9 I forgot to say. I went camping. I went camping in the Great Smoky Mountains. 6. What is the BEST way to combine the three sentences? I forgot to say. I went camping. I went camping in the Great Smoky Mountains. A. I forgot to say, I went camping, in the Great Smoky Mountains. B. I forgot to say that I went camping in the Great Smoky Mountains. C. I forgot to say in the Great Smoky Mountains that I went camping. D. In the Great Smoky Mountains, I forgot to say that I went camping. our first question here. B) I forgot to say that I went camping in the Great Smoky Mountains.

10 She said, I'm going to the post office and the library. 7. Which is the proper way to punctuate the sentence below? She said, I'm going to the post office and the library. A. "She said," I'm going to the post office and the library. B. She said, I'm going to the post office and the library." C. "She said, I'm going to the post office and the library." D. She said, "I'm going to the post office and the library." D) She said, "I'm going to the post office and the library."

11 8. Which is a run-on sentence? A. That baby wants to be barefoot all the time his mother lets him, too. B. Science fiction books are probably my favorite, although I also like mysteries. C. Ballet is not just for women; after all, there are many men who are professional dancers. D. The most interesting part of my vacation was seeing the ocean for the first time and going swimming in it. A) That baby wants to be barefoot all the time his mother lets him, too.

12 9. Which is a fragment? A. My all-time favorite movie is Star Wars. B. From 11:45 to 12:15, Mrs. Ross and her class. C. Do you prefer pepperoni pizza or mushroom pizza? D. Sam and Laura are best friends and next-door neighbors. B) From 11:45 to 12:15, Mrs. Ross and her class.

13 His name is Alan Phillip Jackson, but his friends call him A P Jackson. 10. His name is Alan Phillip Jackson, but his friends call him A P Jackson. Which punctuation change should be made to the sentence above? A. Put a colon before Alan. B. Put a comma after him. C. Put periods after the A and P. D. Put Alan Phillip Jackson in quotation marks. C) Put periods after the A and P.

14 Neither police officers nor postal workers __________ a raise this year. 11. Which is the best choice to fill in the blank in the sentence below? Neither police officers nor postal workers __________ a raise this year. A. is receiving B. are receiving C. has received D. receives B) are receiving

15 I agree completely; nevertheless, we need to exercise caution. 12. I agree completely; nevertheless, we need to exercise caution. What type of sentence is shown above? A. simple B. complex C. compound D. compound-complex C) compound

16 13. Which group of words is a sentence fragment? A. The streetlight shines brightly on the road at night. B. Because the powerful waves crash against the beach. C. The green and yellow parakeet sang softly in its cage. D. Since the rain had stopped, the children ran outside to play. B) Because the powerful waves crash against the beach.

17 We ___________ the bus for three hours before we got to the first stop of the trip. 14. We ___________ the bus for three hours before we got to the first stop of the trip. Which answer choice correctly completes the sentence? A. ride B. will ride C. had ridden D. will have ridden C) had ridden

18 15. Which sentence shows correct usage of commas? A. In fact she did not have, her homework. B. In fact, she did not have, her homework. C. In fact, she did not have her homework. D. In fact she did not, have her homework. C) In fact, she did not have her homework.

19 He will have done all of the yard work by late afternoon. 16. He will have done all of the yard work by late afternoon. What verb tense is used in this sentence? A. present B. future C. present perfect D. future perfect D) future perfect

20 17. A semicolon is used A. in place of a question mark. B. when creating a list of single words. C. to separate two or more dependent clauses that have the same basic idea. D. to separate two independent clauses or sentences closely related in meaning. D) to separate two independent clauses or sentences closely related in meaning.

21 18. The word stalk is a homonym because it A. is sometimes spelled incorrectly. B. rhymes with other words. C. can have two meanings. D. is a verb. C) can have two meanings.

22 My mother made a list of things that she needed and gave ________ to my father. 19. My mother made a list of things that she needed and gave ________ to my father. Which word correctly completes the sentence? A. it B. each C. those D. these A) it

23 20.Type Which sentence is written correctly? A. Molly went to Washington last summer to meet the president of the United States. B. Molly went to Washington last Summer to meet the president of the United States. C. Molly went to Washington last summer to meet the President of the United States. D. Molly went to Washington last Summer to meet the President of the United States. your first question here. C) Molly went to Washington last summer to meet the President of the United States.


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